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Related to hokum: HOCUM
1. Something apparently impressive or legitimate but actually untrue or insincere; nonsense.
2. A stock technique for eliciting a desired response from an audience.
1. claptrap; bunk
2. (Theatre) obvious or hackneyed material of a sentimental nature in a play, film, etc
[C20: probably a blend of hocus-pocus and bunkum]
1. utter nonsense; bunkum.
2. elements of low comedy or stale melodrama introduced into a play or story for laughter or effect.
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cobblers - nonsense; "I think that is a load of cobblers"
crock - nonsense; foolish talk; "that's a crock"
jabberwocky - nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
empty talk, empty words, hot air, palaver, rhetoric - loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"